Seven Programmes Re-accredited by EPAS

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EFMD would like to warmly congratulate the following programmes and schools who have recently been re-accredited by EPAS:

EPAS logo13 HR- MBA Programme Set: MBA (FT & PT Melbourne, FT Hanoi) and MBA (Advanced)
- Bachelor of Business (Tourism and Hospitality)
La Trobe Business School, La Trobe University, Australia

- Master of Economics
Peking University HSBC Business School, China

- Programme Grande Ecole
EM Strasbourg Business School, University of Strasbourg, France

- Executive MBA
Warsaw University of Technology Business School, Poland

- Executive MBA AESE
AESE Business School, Portugal

- BA (Hons) Business Suite: BA (Hons) Business and Management, BA (Hons) International Business, BA (Hons) Economics and Management, BA (Hons) Business and Human Resource Management, BA (Hons) Business Management and Entrepreneurship, BA (Hons) Marketing
Portsmouth Business School, University of Portsmouth, UK

“The EPAS accreditation is one of the most prestigious programme specific accreditations in the world and we were delighted to hear that our MBA, MBA (Advanced) and Bachelor of Business (Tourism and Hospitality) programmes have been re-accredited signalling the quality of these La Trobe Business School programmes,” commented Paul R Mather, Head of La Trobe Business School.

"Being re-accredited for the second time is an indication of continuous scholarly achievement and international recognition to our programmes in general and to our Master of Economics Programme in particular. It is yet another milestone for Peking University HSBC Business School as we are pursuing our goal to develop graduates who are solid trained, bilingual, and culturally aware. We consider this accreditation the new start of an ongoing, continuous improvement process," said Wen Hai, Founding Dean of Peking University HSBC Business School, Vice Chairman of Peking University Council.

"We are very proud to have achieved EPAS re-accreditation once again for a period of 5 years. It is a recognition of the excellence of our Programme Grande Ecole and acknowledges the School’s commitment to continuous improvement," said Herbert Castéran, Dean of EM Strasbourg Business School. "I would like to thank the EPAS team as the re-accreditation process has been a particularly valuable tool for quality enhancement within a highly competitive national and international environment. My thanks are also directed to the entire EM Strasbourg community and all stakeholders. I look forward to future collective success stories."

"As director of the Warsaw University of Technology Business School, I find the EPAS re-accreditation peer visits a sort of friendly help. I have attended three peer review visits and all of them were inspiring for the school, despite the amount of work and, frankly speaking, a certain amount of stress. The teams have always scrutinised us very carefully, but I have never had the feeling that they were just looking for flaws. Thanks to the EPAS accreditation, we are sure of staying on the track of constant development both for our institution and for the MBA programme as such,"
said Olaf Żylicz, Director of Warsaw University of Technology Business School.

The Dean of AESE Business School, Maria de Fátima Carioca, commented:"The EPAS accreditation process is a clear path to maintain Executive MBA AESE as a top programme, intellectually challenging, with a unique ethos and a global perspective suited to today’s world."

“The achievement of the EPAS accreditation for our BA Business Suite and MSc Business and Management affirms the high quality of education we offer our students, which equips them to become responsible global citizens and achieve their aspirations. We are a community of students, academic and professional staff, alumni and employers, and we work as a team to continually improve the quality of our educational offering. We are all very proud of this recognition,"
added Gioia Pescetto, Dean of Portsmouth Business School.

David Asch, Quality Services & EPAS Director, said: "I would like to warmly congratulate the six institutions that have successfully gone through the EPAS re-accreditation process. Their achievement illustrates these institutions’ commitment to the continuous improvement of the quality of their programmes. The highly demanding EPAS standards ensure that the accredited programmes are designed and delivered so that they are both academically rigorous and have practical relevance for students in today’s global environment."

EPAS was launched in 2005 and in 12 years has had a considerable impact on the quality of business schools programmes all over the world. The programme accreditation from EFMD is one of the most demanding yet effective ways to certify the quality of a programme in the field of business and management.

As of June, 111 accredited programmes from 82 institutions across 38 countries have been awarded EPAS accreditation. For more information on EPAS visit www.efmd.org/epas